Keep the kids entertained this weekend and throughout the February break. Our ongoing Family Films series has daily screenings all week in the Film Center's Amphitheater and tickets are only $6… for everyone!
The delightful offerings start Sunday with Manuelita (also playing 2/25), based on a popular Argentinian children’s song. After getting lost on a balloon trip, a young turtle's journey home is full of new adventures, new friendships and fun songs! This film is perfect for our youngest viewers.
Of The Great Bear (Monday – Friday) , Twitch Film’s Todd Brown writes: “the concept is stellar and the world these characters are moving in quite compelling.” Jonathan tries to avoid his little sister Sophie when they spend the summer at their grandfather’s house situated near a mythical forest. But when Sophie is kidnapped by a 1000-year-old giant bear, Jonathan must venture into the forest to find her. The Pixar-style animation of this Danish delight offers the audience a visual celebration of the beauty of forests and their animal inhabitants.
Body Troopers aka Chasing The Kidneystone (Sunday and 2/26) takes a unique approach to teaching today’s young minds about science and the human body. As eight year old Simon shrinks himself down to destroy his grandfather’s kidney stone, he is joined by a white blood cell to fight the evil Calcium Crystals.
Based on the classic children's books written by Anne Cath Vestly, Twigson and its sequel Twigson Ties The Knot (Monday – Friday) tell the tale of young Lillebror (“little brother”) and his animated twig friend Twigson. These Norwegian family favorites are great examples of a child’s imagination at work.
Another great option for the whole family this weekend is The Black Stallion (NYFF '79), which plays Saturday as part of our ongoing celebration of 50 Years of the New York Film Festival. Carroll Ballard's beloved film is being presented as a family matinee, with kids tickets only $6. From the NYFF17 program notes: “The first volume of Walter Farley’s classic series about a boy and his wild Arabian horse has been made into a cinematic tour de force that recalls the old Saturday matinee features.”
Don't forget to save your ticket stub and head to Indie Food and Wine after the show to enjoy their “indie lunch box” featuring a NY State cheddar grilled cheese sandwich on multi-grain bread with an apple and house-made hot chocolate, all for only $6!